Community Innovation Grants Archives - Walt Maddox For Governor

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April 10, 2018

Walt Maddox announces mental health policy plan

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday released his policy plan to address mental health issues in Alabama if elected Governor. Maddox’s plan focuses on improving mental health through Medicaid expansion. “Nationwide, almost one-third of persons who receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion have a mental disorder, a substance abuse disorder, or both,” said Maddox. “People who are uninsured have a higher prevalence of mental health conditions than the overall population, […]
April 9, 2018

Improving Mental Health

If we go back in history, to the era of pioneers like Peter Bryce, Senator Lister Hill, and J. T. Searcy, Alabama was once a world leader in mental health services. But despite our bright past, our current mental health system is in crisis. Alabama has betrayed its own legacy of effective and compassionate mental health treatment by continually underfunding mental health services, relying on jails and prisons to house the severely mentally ill, and […]
March 12, 2018

Alabama Education Lottery: Community Innovation Grants

As Governor, I will propose the Alabama Education Lottery (AEL) which if passed by the Legislature would be a constitutional amendment to be voted on in November 2020 by the people of Alabama. AEL will be a public corporation and will be grounded in transparency, accountability and the unbreakable principle that lottery proceeds will never supplant current and future funding from the Education Trust Fund. AEL’s proceeds will be constitutionally protected ensuring that legislators never […]
February 20, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils education lottery plan

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled a plan for a statewide education lottery to help create a 21st Century educational system to help prepare Alabama’s children for competition in the technological age before us. “There is no investment of public funds that provides greater return than an investment in education. We can transform Alabama’s education system without raising taxes one penny. It’s time the people vote and we implement the […]
February 19, 2018

Walt Maddox Proposal For The Alabama Education Lottery (AEL)

There is no investment of public funds that provides greater return than an investment in education. For too long, Alabama has neglected investment in our children’s education. As Governor, I will use the power of the office to focus on creating a 21st Century educational system to help prepare our children for competition in the technological age before us. Without raising taxes, the City of Tuscaloosa has made tremendous strides in accessibility of Pre-K education, […]
February 19, 2018

Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Maddox Unveils Lottery Plan

Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox has unveiled a plan for a statewide lottery that he says will improve education. In a written statement, he says his proposed Alabama Education Lottery would provide $300 million in school funding without raising taxes. He says that money would be used to give scholarships for thousands of Alabama students for higher education and workforce development programs, expand the state’s Pre-K program to all Alabama students, create a program […]